Happy Persian New Year and First Day of Spring!

March 20th, 2015 by

Persian New YearHappy New Year! On the Persian Calendar, today is Nowruz, or Persian New Year. The moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day it is officially a “New Day” which is the literal translation to Nowruz. On this day every year families get together to celebrate and observe the rituals of the holiday. Starting fresh for the “rebirth of nature” is called Khouneh Tekouni, which includes a major spring-cleaning of the house, purchasing new clothes to wear in the new year, and the buying of flowers. Popular flowers include the hyacinth and the tulip. For 12 days family members dress in their new clothes and visit one another starting with the elders and ending with their friends. On the thirteenth day families leave their homes for the Sizdah Be-dar ceremony and picnic outside.

Since it is believed that whatever you do on the first day of Nowruz will affect the rest of the year, you’d better ring it in right. So we have some local festivities to make sure you have a festive 1394.

Norooz Celebration in Pasadena
Sunday, March 22, 2015

With the Mayor of Pasadena and the City of Commissioner. It will include a day filled with business opportunities, meeting new friends and community members, food and tea, pastries, entertainment, activities for children, and raffles with great prizes. Free admission.

Persian New Year Festival in Irvine
Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Persian Community Group of Orange County on behalf of the Southern California based Iranian-American Community announces that the Persian New Year (NowRuz) Festival at the Colonel Barber Park.

Sizdeh Bedar by Royal Time TV
Sunday, March 29, 2015

Royal Time TV has gathered to create an amazing event that can be enjoyed by all. There will be numerous activities: Dancing, Music, Special guests, Face painting, musical performances and much more.

Sad Saal be in Saal-ha! (Wishing you 100 More Happy New Years)

Persian New Year

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